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Peter Van Zee [Pieter]


Posted By: Merry (Bote) Maitre (email)
Date: 2/11/2008 at 12:56:04

Farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 22, P. O. Pella. Was born August 4, 1820, in Gelderland, and spent his boyhood days on a farm, and received an education in the common schools. In 1854 he came to Marion county, and resided one year in Red Rock. He then moved on the place where he now resides, consisting of 360 acres of fine farm land; also fifteen acres of timber. His farm is well improved, and he has a good comfortable house and other suitable buildings for his stock. He has held offices of school director some seven years, road supervisor four years and school treasurer, seven years. He married Miss Nellie DeBruin [i.e.,De Bruyn] in 1842. She is a native of Gelderland, and was born October 26, 1820. By this union they have nine children: Nellie (married), Gerret, Kryn, Cornelius M., Ira, Dirk, Johannas, Jan and Mary. Lost two. Himself and wife are members of the First Reformed Church. Resource: page 682-83 of The History of Marion County, Iowa, Pub. Union Historical Co. Birdsall, Williams & Co., Des Moines, IA 1881.


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